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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:15 am
Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values of tolerance and mutual respect, for instance. Our declinin...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:14 am

Township board asks the wrong question.

 Advisory referendums are good for our democracy, but only if the right question is asked. For years people have talked about the inefficiency and absurdity of two different governments serving t...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:15 am
I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very tough on journalists.” I had to plead guilty.Of course I’m tough on jour...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:13 am
 A courtroom is not a place where you would expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Unless, of course, it is drug court.This month, over 3,000 drug courts and other treatment court...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:14 am

There are better alternatives to living with advanced dementia

 My grandmother, whom we called “Nana,” always loved children. Many times, she asked me to give her great-grandchildren.In 2000, the moment finally arrived. But it didn’t seem to matter. Ea...
Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:14 am
Prof. Bruno spoke recently with University of Illinois News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about a potentially crippling case for labor unions at the Supreme Court.Most Supreme Court watc...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:12 am

Ending credit card signatures

 So long, Shamu.For more than a decade I’ve been signing the name of the world’s most famous killer whale on credit card receipts and signature pads. When I’m not in a hurry, I add a crude...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:15 am
On Saturday, April 28, the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) will honor retired Lt. Paul Echols from the Carbondale Police Department for his persistent quest for a posthumous exoneration of Grover Tho...
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:23 am

A history lesson

 A few nights ago in Springfield, after enjoying dinner at our favorite Old Capitol Plaza restaurant, I came across an illuminating discovery – an old friend. Next door to our restaurant is a b...

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